Good Luck

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    Good Luck

    Directed by

    France, Germany

    2017

    143 min

    • Serbian
    • Saramaccan

    Docufiction

    Shot on Super16mm, GOOD LUCK is a portrait of two mining communities operating on opposite sides of a hostile world: the state employees of a 400m-deep underground Serbian copper mine and the Maroon laborers of an illegal gold mining operation in the jungle tropics of Suriname.

    Awards

    • International Competition Rellumes for Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize - Gijón IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ben Russell
    Cinematography
    Ben Russell
    Editing
    Ben Russell
    Maja Tennstedt
    Production
    KINO ELEKTRON
    Production
    CASK FILMS
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS

    Press

    Visually stunning, obliquely political.

    Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage

    A journey into the depths of humanity that lies somewhere between shamanic ritual and collective brutality.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Ben Russell

    Ben Russell

    USA

    I'd call myself an artist before I'd call myself a film maker, it's really another approach.

    Ben Russell is a media artist and director who has had solo screenings and exhibitions in the most prestigious Festivals and Museums all around the world. After the many short films he shot in Suriname, in 2009 he made his first feature length film LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY screened and awarded in numerous international festivals. His second feature, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS in collaboration with Ben Rivers was broadcast by Arte – LA LUCARNE in 2013, premiered at FF Locarno and was screened in over fifty international festivals. He directed two short films, LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET and ATLANTIS, both screened at the IFF Rotterdam. His latest short COLOR-BLIND was selected in the Moving Ahead section at Locarno FF 2019.

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